HT counselling: Pick course over college, advice experts

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Jun 12, 2016 12:32 IST

NEW DELHI: Delhi University aspirants should pick the course they want to build a future in rather than just opting for a well-known college, experts told students at HT’s Campus Calling Counselling Session 1 on Saturday.

With less than 10 days left for the last date of DU’s application process, students flocked to the session held at YWCA, Ashoka Road, between 11 am and 2 pm.

Gargi Colle ge principal Shashi Tyagi, Mayanka Gupta from the Lady Irwin College and career counsellor and founder-director of Career Smart Usha Albuquerque answered questions related to the admission process.

Most students wanted to know if they should choose college over course or pick the best course in a less popular college. “Should I go for a popular college and get admission in whatever course I am getting or should I take admission in the best course,” asked Ritika, a DU aspirant.

Experts suggested that if a student is sure about what course she wants to pursue and build a career then she should pick the course in whichever college she gets admission in with her marks. “But if you are not sure about exact course you want to pursue then pick the best college you can get with your marks,” said Albuquerque.

Some students wanted to know the difference between a B Com (Pass) and B Com (Honors). “While in Honors course you will get you study more topics focusing on Commerce, in the Pass course you will have the options of studying different topics,” said Tyagi.

Experts cautioned students against dropping a year for preparing for competitive exam and advised students to take admission in the best institute and course available to them. “I don’t think it is advisable to drop a year because you don’t know what might be your result next year,” said Albuquerque.

DU’s online admission, which began on June 1, will continue till June 19.

The registration for all categories including Sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri Migrants, and CW (Defence) will be completely online.

The first cut-off list will be out on June 27. Students can take admission under this list till June 30.

The second list will be out on July 1. DU will bring out only five cut-off lists this year.

Aspirants need to log into the DU portal ( to register and fill the application form .

Students will have to upload a copy of self-attested marksheets of Classes 10 and 12 and reserved category certificate.

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